While a woman was in the back of a police car en route to jail and in handcuffs, she allegedly removed a bag of white powder from her vagina and snorted some of the contents off the seat next to her.
On Friday night, 28-year-old Kathryn Ahlers, her 17-month-old son, and her boyfriend were reportedly taking an approximately 80-mile trip.
The Winchester Police Department received a call from someone that said they saw a motorist they believed was about to operate a vehicle, but they thought the driver might be intoxicated.
Officers went to the location they were given in the report and found the car with Ahlers, her boyfriend, and the toddler.
As they got nearer to Ahlers, it was reported that she was trying to get her baby out of the child safety seat, but she looked like she was having trouble maintaining her balance while performing the task.
When Ahlers and the officers began to talk, it was alleged that her speech was indicative of someone under the influence. They asked her what was going on, and Ahlers reportedly told the officers that she and her boyfriend were driving from Lexington to Cincinnati and they got lost.
The officers looked inside of the vehicle and alleged that the toddler’s diaper was so dirty it had leaked onto the car seat, which was reportedly not properly attached with the seatbelt inside the car. Though the drive was under 2-hours the officers made it a point to note that there was no baby food seen inside the car.
Ahlers’ perceived state of mind led the officers to allege that she was “a danger to herself and others,” and it was determined that she would not be fit to provide care for her child.
The handcuffs were affixed on Ahlers and she was put in the police vehicle for transport to the jail. While still cuffed, Ahlers was allegedly able to retrieve a bag of white powder from her vagina. The suspect was then accused of snorting some of the substance off the seat of the car.
The police pulled Ahlers from the vehicle. The alleged bag was not visible, and it was purported that the woman had re-inserted it into her privates.
After being warned that she would face additional charges if she entered the jail with contraband, Ahlers allegedly pulled the bag back out and gave it to the officers.
She was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, and Ahlers is suspected of endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a controlled substance. She is being held in lieu of $2500 bond.
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